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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 110
Views: 14785

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

That article is from 2014, before the T7000 was even a thing. The T1000 has also been updated to the TEN (which is what the T7000 essentially is). There is a very small weight difference (roughly 200kg) between the the T900 and T7000. The T7000 appears to weigh less than the GP7200 in fact. The T70...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hotelbravo wrote:
Do we know yet if the A350–1000 is going to get the longer winglets and new wing twist? MSN225 still has the first gen winglets... What is the next 35K to come off the line?


The wing twist came from the -1000. No word on whether or not it will get the taller winglets.

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Arguably, Airbus' biggest mistake was not pushing the new engine option sooner. Alas, perhaps too late now but the A380 would have had a better chance of delivering some blistering seat mile economics. Correct. Full engine commonality with the A350 would have been a great selling point. A330neo als...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 110
Views: 14785

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

First thing is engines. Much of the current defecit comes from a 2 gen old engine and I doubt the current engine manufacturers will be willing to develop a new plant... To fix this any future A380 needs to use stock 330/350 or future derivative engines. Thing is, the current A380 did not get stock ...

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by Slug71
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. I personally, and a great number of other people I know, would always prioritize frequency over most other factors, including price if the difference is minimal. So.....? It's more about ...

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by Slug71
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Forbes article hits hard: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/16/with-the-first-a380-on-the-scrapheap-after-just-11-years-airbus-bad-bet-can-now-is-obvious/#670a82a78a51 The A380 is a great plane, but the market is clearly going to the big twins, in particular the 350 and the 787. The m...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I would put it closer to 15 percent improvement that is needed to justify the investment for some new generation. However there is no point in wanting better engines now that are only available by the mid 2020s. So the best strategy would be to save the investment for later and build existing A380s...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

So I guess EK is stating they want better engines, but the business case is not there for the engine makers to invest in such improvements. In exchange EK is probably trying to wring more discounts to make up for the "higher" costs of operating the A380. This is what I think is going on b...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

The customer does not matter, as long as he is not willing to pony up more cash for a flight on the A380 and to match the coming 777-9, the ticket price would have to be about 15% higher. So a 1000$ ticket costs 1150$ because you fly the A380. Ask yourself how likely that is to be a success. A good...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I would say this A380 deal is void though.
We're all talking about the effect this has on the A380, but this deal still hinges on the 787 power plant deal. EK still has to deal with RR or GE there. So any sour grapes will spill over to the 787 deal.

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 14176

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It will be interesting to see if any remaining CEOs are converted to NEOs.

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

ScottB wrote:
A GEnx (or a Trent XWB) would be a fine engine choice for the A380 if the market actually existed to support the cost of certifying the new engines.


The TXWB is too heavy, but the T7000 will work.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I basically agree. That said, I will go on the record here and state that IF the RR order is out the window, EK will order EA engines for the 36 orders at risk. EK are brinksmen in negotiations and I'd expect nothing less than a red line in the sand that will shift when they believe they have squee...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11521

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Policy needs to be changed to SERVICE animals only.
No more ESAs. This is getting ridiculous now.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48073

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Sounds like RR is pushing the T7000 for the A380. And possibly Airbus said no? I'm sure GE would rather have the GEnx on there too, hence the non aggressive push for the GP7200. RR stated some time ago, that the T900 wont receive any more PIPs. Emirates wasn't happy then. Which is probably how we en...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Movement for MSNs 52, 55, 112, 141, and 161, seems very slow.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 27
Views: 2515

Re: Brittain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Makes the most sense for them.

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 110
Views: 14785

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

I think theres a good chance there will be a stretch. But who knows if it will be as long as the -900 was supposed to be.
But that decision will likely not come until 2025ish.


I still think we'll see an improved Plus "launch" though. Possibly with the Trent 7000 and GENx.

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's
Replies: 19
Views: 2386

Re: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's

The A400M is a much bigger aircraft and it most certainly can refuel in air. The A400M can't refuel helicopters. Testing produced very bad unexpected results. So now they need to purchase a subfleet of KC-130's to refuel helicopters.. So the point of the A400M was to cover the majority of transport...

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by Slug71
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 600
Views: 43810

Re: F-35 news thread

Nomadd wrote:
CNN just can't resist adding the same bunch of crap to the end of every F-35 story.


It's CNN...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17498

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Any video of this floating around?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I'm guessing the slower deliveries this year are due to -1000 and -ULR certification, introduction of the new wing twist and winglets, and supply of engines?

Next year should see a good ramp up.

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 2151

Re: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft

In the era of stand-off weaponry I fail to see the niche for this expensive-looking aircraft. Naval aviation might have a use for a smaller carrier-based tanker (prototypes are already flying) but otherwise where is the need for expensive stealth in a full size flying gas station? They traditionall...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5973

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Theres the ERJ, but yet to be seen if it will be updated or replaced. I definitely think there is a marker for that seating capacity.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Nice to see Qatar deliveries finally caught up. With the exception of 2 or 3 -1000s. After looking at the production list, looks like -1000 activity is increasing too. Should be roughly 7 frames sitting around? 4 ULRs around (1 at the delivery center and the rest in flight testing?), with 3 more in ...

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 96402

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

My guess is, Airbus hangs on to the -800 proto for freighter/mrtt development.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 59776

Re: T-X Requirements Released

What are the chances the winner chooses to partner with Northrop Grumman for the production avionics?
Considering they supply the F-35, B-21, F-22, F-16, and B-2 with avionics?

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9950

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

They've certified a 6-seat aircraft, which has little to do with a 40-tons fire fighter. The article doesn't mention to which standard the -103 has been certified, which could make a world of difference. They'd apparently also need to certify it with two different engines, again not something appli...

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9950

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 59776

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Why would that be a ground for protest? Because they used newer technology? Because they have a smarter design? The contracts not being spread around. "Favouritism". By dollar value? Lockheed has the biggest project by value (F-35) NG the second biggest project (B-21) Boeing could get the...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9950

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Great news! Hopefully it will materialize.

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 14176

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

August CEO backlog update: (A319 + A320 + A321 = Total) Dec: 17 + 196 + 182 = 395 Jan: 16 + 190 + 179 = 385 Feb: 15 + 182 + 169 = 366 Mar: 15 + 160 + 156 = 331 Apr: 20 + 155 + 146 = 321 May: 20 + 150 + 135 = 305 Jun: 20 + 131 + 126 = 277 Jul: 19 + 121 + 118 = 258 Aug: 19 + 118 + 113 = 250 August ch...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program
Replies: 27
Views: 8678

Re: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program

Aerospace America asked the Safran research and technology VP about the open rotor project in last month's issue: So Safran will be flinging birds at the test engine for two years, :duck: and they added another five years to the projected service entry date. :( I wonder whether the development actu...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)

Makes me wonder if the outcome could've been significantly better if they had (a) lowered the landing gear and (b) set the wings level prior to impact/landing. The ground looks smooth and pretty "landable". Engine failure alone should not be a reason to crash like this. I see that they hi...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5999

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

More than likely not enough demand beyond what it currently is.

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 96402

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any news on first delivery?

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26893

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

IMHO I think the 380 thing is over and what he is saying is that its time to move into 787 type markets They were in those markets with the A330s and A340s. They are just taking them back with 787s. I should clarify. I didn't mean that the A380 wouldn't be around. I meant that the markets being loo...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 26242

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

how is the backlog now ?, After ANA deliveries we will only see Emirates frames ...and Air Accord I thought the Air Accord order was one of the questionable ones - isn’t it a special purpose vehicle created to inherit the Transaero order when that carrier went tango uniform? Or am I getting mixed u...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program
Replies: 27
Views: 8678

Re: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program

Aerospace America asked the Safran research and technology VP about the open rotor project in last month's issue: Bird strike test We have composite blades — the way the propeller blade cracks is different from a metallic blade. These blades are more robust than metallic blades. We can imagine a di...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26893

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

They should order more A380 IMHO I think the 380 thing is over and what he is saying is that its time to move into 787 type markets They were in those markets with the A330s and A340s. They are just taking them back with 787s. More specific, the engine orders of the A380 and 787 will be tied togeth...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 59776

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Boeing will win easily. We consider fighter aircraft as 4th gen and 5th generation etc. The design, development and testing can also be measured in similar generations. The Boeing trainer is the only one to use the latest generation of digital design. The Boeing 797 will probably be the first airli...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26893

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Newbiepilot wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
But they haven’t even firmed the 787-10 yet


I wonder if that is because they may want some 787-9s.


Most likely tied to the A380 order.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 59776

Re: T-X Requirements Released

[quote="RJMAZ"]Boeing will win easily. We consider fighter aircraft as 4th gen and 5th generation etc. The design, development and testing can also be measured in similar generations. The Boeing trainer is the only one to use the latest generation of digital design. The Boeing 797 will pro...

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by Slug71
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6060

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

Airbus probably never expected these to materialize anyway. Just LOIs anyway.
JetBlue will firm. And probably exercise the options.

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by Slug71
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 59776

Re: T-X Requirements Released

I'm hoping Boeing/SAAB win, but I'm not sure this is likely after Boeing just getting the MQ-25.

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by Slug71
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13641

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

What's the benefit?

The CRJ900 and CRJ1000 (a 20 year old design) pretty much competes with the E175-E2 (and Q400 by seating) and E-190-E2, a much newer design?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any movement on MSNs 52 and 55?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29078

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If it helps you accept that this interpretation is credible, I'd suggest you take a look at the mainstream press accounts from the time. As a starting point here's an excerpt from a Reuters article published in August 2015: TOKYO (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc has won creditor backing to lead a turna...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29078

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If they didn't think they could make the A380 work, they wouldn't have bought them. Plain and simple. If DL wasn't about to gain control of Skymark and its HND slots, ANA would have never bought the A380s, plain and simple. ANA is making the best of a bad situation and faces "digestible losses...

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15748

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

If the South African government had their house in order, the SAAF should have been in on this. They really need new MPAs. But the list is a lot longer than that. And the defense budget has been cut to a joke. If South Africa wanted an MPA, the C-295 is a far better option. Cheaper to acquire and o...

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